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Just What Is An Oil & Gas Lease?

By Douglas Drushal   |  March 11, 2019

Oil and gas production has existed in Ohio since the early 20th Century. Indeed, the entire industry as we know it was essentially born in Northwestern Pennsylvania with the famous Drake Well in 1859. The legal documentation that gets this process underway today is largely unchanged for over one hundred years

Must I Allow My Employee to Telework?

By Bradley Proudfoot   |  March 6, 2019

With the rise of telecommuting, or as it is also known teleworking, many employers have been presented with requests for telework as a "reasonable accommodation" under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Transfer of the Home to a Child- Medicaid Planning/ Elder Law

By Ann Salek   |  March 4, 2019

The Ohio Department of Medicaid issued new agency rulings effective September 1, 2017 which include the documentation required to exempt a transfer of an applicant's home to a child who was caring for the applicant.

Online Notarization Coming Soon to Ohio

February 25, 2019

Tired of having to track down a notary public in order to have your signature on a deed or mortgage properly acknowledged? Ohio’s Notary Public Modernization Act may make this process easier for you.

College Savings Before Your Student is Born: Qualified Tuition Plans to Educate Family Members from Kindergarten to Grad School

By James Lanham   |  January 14, 2019

Most new parents are aware that college for their newborns could easily cost over $100,000 per year by the time Junior matriculates. One solution to ever escalating educational costs is start college savings before Junior is born by investing in a tax-free Section 529 Qualified Tuition Plan. 

CCJ Announces Newest Member, Jacob E. Dean

January 10, 2019

Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. ("CCJ") is pleased to announce the admission of Jacob E. Dean as the newest Member of the Firm, effective January 1, 2019.

Notable Changes to the VA Pension Benefit

By Nicole Hawks   |  January 8, 2019

Massive changes to the rules and regulations relating to certain VA pension benefits were implemented on October 18, 2018. The affected VA pension benefits are commonly known as the "Aid and Attendance" benefits.

I quit. Now can I have my vacation pay?

By Robert Gorman   |  December 10, 2018

Employment attorneys are commonly asked whether a company is required to pay employees for unused vacation days when the workers leave. The answer is a definite "maybe."

The Drone Evolution

By Kim Rose   |  November 1, 2018

The law concerning drones changes almost daily and is often subject to inappropriate and incorrect interpretation by the so called "internet experts."

Title VII Protects Transgender and Transitioning Transgender Individuals in the Workplace

By Susan Baker   |  October 26, 2018

On March 7, 2018, the Sixth Circuit of the Federal Court of Appeals, which includes Ohio, was the first federal appellate court to explicitly hold that Title VII, the federal anti-discrimination statute, extends specifically to transgender and transitioning employees.

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